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Compare 2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,389 $23,100
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,522 $19,600
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,565 $20,050
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,417 $22,050
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,268 $24,050
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,657 $25,550
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT 32 41 $20,639 $22,290
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $19,806 $21,390
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $18,786 $20,290
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,537 $24,340
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,518 $23,240
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $21,787 $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $28,747 $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,964 $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 $25,196 $26,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,389
$22,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet. The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
52 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65VR15 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65VR15 P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3050 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3600 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 5200 147 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
52 40
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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